tiles made by children at churchdown village junior school gloucester with jon the potter from eastnor pottery and the flying potterMention the potter’s wheel to adults of a certain age and they will imediately start grinning, humming and singing a particular Righteous Brothers track (if I had a pound….!!) with a wink and a nod to a  piece of cinematic history.

The ‘Ghost’ reference reached dizzy new heights this week at Churchdown Junior School nr Gloucester. I’d been hired to work with all the children over two days and as is customary on these occasions, I like to kick everything off with a potter’s wheel whole school assembly. Imagine my surprise and joy as the children filed into the hall to Unchained melody blasting over the school PA – made me feel right at home!

I had a busy but brilliant couple of days being plied with endless cups of tea and cool water (thanks Gemma!) The kid’s were great and produced a range of collaborative tile panels to brighten up the school and commemorate the Diamond Jubilee.

See some of the childrens coloured clay tiles ready for transportation back to Eastnor Pottery.